HoopsHype Chase Budinger rumors

October 21, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Led to think GR-III will earn his way onto #Twolves. Keep hearing that JJ is playing well. Detroit prob. the team to watch on Chase B front. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

I still think the Budinger move is most likely just because of the four options, he's the most expendable if the Wolves can find a willing team. The Wolves probably keep Robinson because of his potential and cost efficiency. They probably keep Hummel just because, as was shown Sunday in Tulsa, they'll need him as a third power forward if Thad Young or Anthony Bennett gets hurt. When Bennett's knee proved too sore, Hummel played 19 minutes Sunday and played well. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 19, 2014 Updates

While he does, Yahoo! Sports last week reported the Wolves are trying to trade Budinger. Its report named Houston and Detroit while a Sporting News report added Portland as well. Saunders adamantly denied he is “shopping” Budinger. “I don’t really listen to rumors at all,” Budinger said, laughing. “I’ve been around. They’re rumors.” The Wolves have 16 players on their roster with guaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts and must get down to 15 men by opening night. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 17, 2014 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Rockets have zero interest in his contract. RT @liuSamPark: @Jonathan Feigen rumor about Chasebudinger's back, need confirm pls Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

With the Pistons without Jodie Meeks for the first six weeks of the season, they've reportedly inquired with Minnesota Timberwolves about swingman Chase Budinger. A league source confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report about the Pistons having interest in Budinger, a 6-foot-7 forward who appears caught in a numbers game at small forward. Nothing appears to be imminent, but it looks like the Pistons are at least kicking the tires on Budinger before the season begins. Detroit News

October 16, 2014 Updates

With the Pistons without Jodie Meeks for the first six weeks of the season, they've reportedly inquired with Minnesota Timberwolves about swingman Chase Budinger. A league source confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report about the Pistons having interest in Budinger, a 6-foot-7 forward who appears caught in a numbers game at small forward. Nothing appears to be imminent, but it looks like the Pistons are at least kicking the tires on Budinger before the season begins. The Pistons actually drafted him in the second round in 2009, in a pre-arranged deal with the Houston Rockets, where he developed into a contributor before knee and ankle injuries have limited him to just 64 games over the past two seasons. Detroit News

Among talks with several teams, the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets have shown an interest, league sources said. Houston is reluctant to take on the $5 million player option on Budinger’s deal in 2015-16, as are the Pistons, sources said. Nevertheless, the Pistons are taking a long look at Budinger and considering the possibility of making a deal. No trade is considered imminent for Budinger. Yahoo! Sports

October 9, 2014 Updates
October 4, 2014 Updates

“I’ve definitely got my confidence back,” Budinger said. “I’m finally feeling great and because of that my confidence is back.” That much has been clear this week as Budinger has looked engaged on both ends, and has also been far and away one of the best shooters on the team. “He’s starting to get his legs under him,” Flip Saunders said. “He hasn’t had a training camp in two years, and the last training camp he had was during the lockout so it was only seven days. This is a whole process for him to get where he wants to get.” NBA.com

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